17 November 2016,
Price realised USD 37,500
USD 18,000 - USD 25,000
Francoise Gilot (b. 1921)
Portrait de Paula
signed 'F. Gilot.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
31 7/8 x 23 5/8 in. (80.9 x 60.1 cm.)
Painted in 1960
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Françoise Gilot has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It is recorded in her archives under the number 489.
Pierre Antiques, Seattle.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1981.
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